Rice Krispies with a gooey layer of caramel sauce, chocolate and pecans. These Turtle Rice Krispie Treats are the desserts your Christmas needs! Take your classic rice krispie treats to the next level!
Chocolate Caramel Rice Krispies Treats for Christmas
Caramel, chocolate and pecans make a classic treat even better! Turtle Rice Krispie Treats will be your new family favorite! I brought these to a party and when I turned back around they were gone! The caramel layer is the most divine thing you will taste and your friends will love you even more if you make these for them! They’re pretty rich, so you can cut them into small squares to feed a whole crowd.
Rice Krispie Treats are my go-to late night treat. They’re quick to make, I can make a really tiny batch and if I don’t add any butter I consider it to be low fat and not a dessert at all because then it’s just cereal right? 🙂
Easy Turtle Rice Krispie Treats
Make a standard rice krispies mixture. Pat down the cereal mixture with a spatula and then pour caramel. Drizzle melted chocolate and top with crunchy pecans. I would recommend toasting your pecans first to really bring out their flavor. You could even mix them into the chocolate if you wanted to! Tip: I always like to line my pans with parchment or foil so that when the treats are set, I can just lift up on the parchment and pull the whole dessert out. It makes it really easy to cut them into pretty pieces after. If you use cooking spray or rub about a tbsp butter on the parchment before, it makes it even easier! It will just peel away from the krispies with no problem. The caramel layer can tend to stick a bit so make sure to grease far enough up the sides of your parchment!
Turtle Christmas Dessert
I made these with my mother in mind. She is a loves anything “turtle!” When we go to small towns and find cute bakeries we always look for turtles for her to eat! (I hope you know I’m talking about candy turtles and not real turtles! We love real turtles too but not for eating!) I know my mother will be wanting me to make these when I see her at Christmas…
Krispie treats or Crispy treats? Or Krispies Treats? For some reason when I go to type up these cereal recipes I never quite know what people prefer! Oh the food blogger struggles… Any way you spell or say it, this is a delicious dessert! Even your kids will love helping you make and eat it this Christmas season!
Turtle Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 14-16 oz. bag mini marshmallows
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
- 5-6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
- 14 oz. caramels about 45 little caramel squares
- 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 2 cups Chocolate chips or almond bark if you use chocolate chips you can add a little heavy cream
- 2 cups chopped pecans (toasted for more flavor, optional)
1. Prep a 9 by 13 pan by greasing it and/or lining it with parchment paper.
2. Place marshmallows, butter and vanilla extract in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave until marshmallows are puffy and stir until smooth.
3. Add Rice Krispie Cereal and fold until combined. Dump into prepared pan and pat until flat.
4. Over medium heat melt unwrapped caramels, sweetened condensed milk, and butter until smooth. Pour over Rice Krispie Treats.
5. Melt chocolate chips and spread over caramel. (Add a little cream if you want it to be thinner.)
6. Sprinkle chopped pecans over the chocolate layer and let set in the fridge or on the counter. (But the fridge takes much less time.)